Francis of Assisi

(redirected from Frances of Assisi)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Francis of As·si·si

 (ə-sē′zē, -sē, ə-sĭs′ē), Saint 1182?-1226.
Italian Roman Catholic friar who founded the Franciscan order (1209) and inspired followers with his devotion, simple living, and love of nature. He was canonized in 1228.

Francis of Assisi

n
(Biography) Saint original name Giovanni di Bernardone. ?1181–1226, Italian monk; founder of the Franciscan order of friars. He is remembered for his humility and love for all creation and was the first person to exhibit stigmata (1224). Feast day: Oct 4

Fran′cis of Assi′si


n.
Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone),1182?–1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Francis of Assisi - (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)Francis of Assisi - (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
References in periodicals archive ?
The proceedings started with Mass in Crackley's new hall, celebrated by Father Kevin Hooper, of St Frances of Assisi in Kenilworth, followed by refreshments and the chance to look around the school, while catching up with old friends.
Frances of Assisi Garston (after a fire at their parish church St.